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Gimme Indie Rock, Vol. 1 What's more surprising than schlock compilers K-tel releasing Gimme Indie Rock V. 1, a two-disc set of '80s indie gems? The fact that...Gimme Indie Rock, Vol. 1Indie Rock What's more surprising than schlock compilers K-tel releasing Gimme Indie Rock V. 1, a two-disc set of '80s indie gems? The fact that...2000-03-24
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Gimme Indie Rock, Vol. 1

Genre: Indie Rock; Lead Performer: Various Artists; Producer (group): K-tel

What’s more surprising than schlock compilers K-tel releasing Gimme Indie Rock V. 1, a two-disc set of ’80s indie gems? The fact that they got it more or less right. Sure, you could quibble about omissions (no Sonic Youth) or the inclusion of too many second-tier acts (Savage Republic, My Dad Is Dead). But it’s hard to complain too much about a compilation with classics from Yo La Tengo an the Minutemen as well as obscure gems like the Wedding Present’s ”My Favourite Dress.” B+